25 years ago!
Shirean posted on The Heart Gallery about the upcoming In The Studio with Heart about the 1985 release Heart. This is from the show´s website:
More than ten years passed between first meeting Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart and my opportunity to do an in-depth interview with them, the first of many subsequent conversations . That initial meeting was backstage after an early Summer 1978 performance in Springfield MA , and even though their 1976 debut Dreamboat Annie had done the nearly impossible feat of breaking the band in America with their first effort , on a tiny Canadian indie label , no less , Heart was the opening band that night . Possibly a sign that this would not long be the case is the fact that I cannot recall who the headliner was , but it must not have mattered much at that time since we hurried backstage to meet these newest stars and stood in a receiving line for a few minutes with Ann and Nancy . Heart had just released their first album for venerable CBS Records , Little Queen , and there stood the Wilson sisters in the same medieval laced-bodice dresses in which they appear on the album cover and had worn on stage earlier that evening . Ann was wide-eyed and smiling while Nancy appeared thin , delicate , and demure , but their poise and charm was evident even then .
Over a decade later , as I exited Ann Wilson’s charming (there’s that word again) yellow clapboard house with white trim atop a tree-covered hill in Seattle , a historically significant late 19th Century structure which Ann claims was at one time a brothel , I had thoughts of the myriad of career successes and hurdles that the Wilson sisters had experienced by then . Ann’s quick wit and hearty laughter has certainly grown more keen and incisive over time , while Nancy has clearly become more confident and fully her big sister’s equal in leading Heart , but the gracious charm they both exuded on that first U.S. tour continues to this day .
Week of Jun 7, 2010
w/guests Ann & Nancy Wilson